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Synopsis: Can laws, policies, and agencies that are designed to help women achieve equality with men accommodate differences among women themselves? In Pobladoras, Indígenas, and the State, Patricia Richards examines how Chilean state policy shapes the promotion of women’s interests but at the same time limits the advancement of different classes and racial-ethnic groups in various ways.
Chile has made a public commitment to equality between women and men through the creation of a National Women’s Service, SERNAM. Yet, indigenous Mapuche women and working-class pobladora activists assert that they have been excluded from programs implemented by SERNAM. Decisions about what constitutes "women’s interests" are usually made by middle class, educated, lighter-skinned women, and the priorities and concerns of poor, working-class, and indigenous women have not come to the fore.
Through critical analysis of the role of the state, the diversity of women’s movements, and the social and political position of indigenous peoples in Latin America, Richards provides an illuminating discussion of the ways in which the state defines women’s interests and constructs women’s citizenship. This book makes important contributions to feminist studies, theories of citizenship, and studies of the intersections of class, gender, and race.
Product Description: This critical analysis of the role of the state, diversity of women's movements and the social and political position of indigenous peoples of Latin America provides an illuminating discussion of the ways in which the state defines women's interest, and constructs women's citizenship.
Title: Pobladoras, Indigenas, and the State: ...
Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Press
Publication Date: 2004
Book Description Rutgers Univ Pr, New Brunswick, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. First Edition. A new copy of the first hard cover edition, lacking the dust-jacket. The text is of course wholly unmarked, pristine, and the cloth binding is bright and fresh in appearance. A brilliant copy. Bookseller Inventory # 005168
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Book Description Book Condition: Good. Pobladoras, IndÃ¸â€ genas, and the State: Conflict Over Womens Rights in Chile. Bookseller Inventory # Grb1007635
Book Description Rutgers University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0813534224
Book Description Rutgers Univ Pr, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 254 pages. 9.00x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0813534224